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We find the world’s oldest squash club

We find the world’s oldest squash club

Founded in 1793, the world’s oldest racket-sports club is in Kolkata By Bert Armstrong, Squash Mad Travel Editor An intrepid traveller from Australia has happened across the world’s oldest squash club. The Calcutta Racket Club was founded in 1793 by the East India Company, and predates the Harrow School courts by more than 70 years! [...]

April 8, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Cam Pilley kiss awards..Nick takes one in the eye

Cam Pilley kiss awards..Nick takes one in the eye

The Bruise Brothers … and Sisters  SQUASH is no place for wimps, as our growing gallery of trophy ‘Campilley kisses’ will testify. If you have one to match it,  email [email protected] and I’ll add it to the the rogue’s gallery. Later, we’ll ask King of Sting, Cameron Pilley to vote for his favourite. Major prize for the [...]

March 27, 2015 Lee Horton Comment, Fun Stuff, News 4

Total eclipse of the front wall

Total eclipse of the front wall

Solar eclipse leads to social media storm By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor In case you missed it, our intrepid team of Squash Mad photographers were out in force trying to capture an image of the solar eclipse. As large parts of the UK were covered by thick cloud, it was a tough assignment. However, [...]

March 21, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

What women want: Equal prize money!

What women want: Equal prize money!

International Women’s Day backs lobby for equal prize money By SCARLETT SMITH – Squash Mad Correspondent   Female squash players joined British Open sponsor Dr. Allam as they took part in celebrations to mark International Women’s Day. Dr. Allam and the world’s top squash players showed their support to Women’s Day with the powerful message of #MakeItHappen for [...]

March 11, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Wing-Ding squash is Hong Kong’s top fund-raiser

Wing-Ding squash is Hong Kong’s top fund-raiser

.Hong Kong fancy dress squash competition raises more than HK$1.2m for charity By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Wing Ding Charity Squash Tournament has been honoured with the “Top Sport Fundraiser” by the organisers of Operation Santa Claus, the largest year-end fundraising drive in Hong Kong. This year, Operation Santa Claus has [...]

March 4, 2015 Alex Wan Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Are you tied up in knots with your laces?

Are you tied up in knots with your laces?

  Change the way you tie your laces, and it could change your life! SAYS ANDY WHIPP – Squash Mad Guest Correspondent Last week it was pointed out to me that I tie my shoe laces wrong! An automatic action I’ve been doing for 30 years has been wrong, and the crazy thing is, most people do, [...]

February 27, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 1

Gregory Gaultier wins Cambridge Cup

Gregory Gaultier wins Cambridge Cup

Gaultier tames The Beast in Cambridge Cup classic  By Squash Mad Reporter in Toronto Gregory Gaultier ended Mohamed Elshorbagy’s winning run to lift the 2015 Cambridge Cup in Toronto. The final followed an entertaining third-place showdown between Miguel Rodriguz of Colombia and Egyptian legend Amr Shabana, ranked six and five in the world respectively. Believe [...]

February 21, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Danny Massaro on Self-Appreciation and Positive Self Talk

Danny Massaro on Self-Appreciation and Positive Self Talk

‘It’s not your job to like me, that’s my job’  By DANNY MASSARO – Squash Mad Special Columnist Self -Appreciation and Positive Self Talk can really help you on your way. Life can be hard to deal with sometimes, so one of the most important things you can do is at least encourage yourself and be nice [...]

February 8, 2015 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, Fun Stuff, News 0

Danny Massaro: Always say Thank You for receiving such special sporting gifts

Danny Massaro: Always say Thank You for receiving such special sporting gifts

Thankful Power can transform your life and give you a positive frame of mind By DANNY MASSARO – Squash Mad Columnist It’s only when athletes have injuries that they start to appreciate that being injury free is a great place to be. Yet, when they are injury-free, they often look for other things to worry [...]

December 17, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Yorkshire coaches lead racketball boom

Yorkshire coaches lead racketball boom

Racketball playing numbers will overtake squash within five years, predicts coach Nick Bond  By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Reporter A new series of racketball events is offering players video footage of their matches captured using GoPro HD video technology. The Yorkshire Racketball Series will feature six tournaments at different venues around the county in [...]

December 12, 2014 Mike Dale Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Racketball 0

Danny Massaro: Dream Power will help you reach your targets

Danny Massaro: Dream Power will help you reach your targets

Dare to dream, and remember this: It is your duty to dream big, says Danny Massaro By DANNY MASSARO – Squash Mad Columnist How many times have we heard a successful sportsman or woman celebrate a major achievement by uttering these words: “This is a dream come true”? Turning your dreams into reality is the key [...]

December 2, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Sandhu loves the sand: Life’s a beach for Harinder and Liu

Sandhu loves the sand: Life’s a beach for Harinder and Liu

Sun, sea, sand and squash for Asian Beach Games in Thailand By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter with the beach shorts, shades and cocktails Harinder Pal Sandhu of India and Liu Tsz-Ling from Hong Kong claimed the gold medals in the inaugural Squash championships in the Asian Beach Games, which were staged on a [...]

November 17, 2014 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World, WSF 1

Howe Cup turns into the Wow Cup for party weekend with a WSA boost

Howe Cup turns into the Wow Cup for party weekend with a WSA boost

With players aged from 15-75, the Howe Cup is possibly the biggest women’s tournament in the world Just imagine the scene. Playing squash all weekend with your friends, you are surrounded by hundreds of women in wet T-shirts, and you party hard all night long. Welcome to the Howe Cup, possibly the largest women’s squash [...]

November 13, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan’s Blog: More plaudits for Nicol David, Linda Elriani goes the extra mile, and did racquetball kill Elvis Presley?

Alan’s Blog: More plaudits for Nicol David, Linda Elriani goes the extra mile, and did racquetball kill Elvis Presley?

Tributes pour in for Malaysian superstar after 100 months at the top of her game  Nicol David’s astonishing achievement of topping the WSA rankings for 100 months has  generated a mountain of headlines back home in Malaysia. Tributes poured in from throughout the world as she further cemented her place in the squash history books with [...]

November 3, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News, Racketball 0

We can’t all play like the pros

We can’t all play like the pros

The pain and pleasure of mixing it on court with the top guys (it hurts) By  CASS R. SUNSTEiN – Squash Mad Guest Correspondent (courtesy of Bloomberg View) Remember George Plimpton’s classic book, “Paper Lion”? In the 1960s, Plimpton decided to find out what would happen if an ordinary person tried to play professional football. [...]

October 8, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Fun Stuff, Squash Around The World 0